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13 March 2023
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Nutrition and Hydration Week

This week marks Nutrition and Hydration Week, an annual event to educate people on the value of food and drink in maintaining health and wellbeing. At the centre of the week is Swallowing Awareness Day, raising awareness of the work speech and language therapists (SLTs) do to help people living with eating, drinking and swallowing…

10 March 2023

Update on junior doctors strike: 13 March to 15 March 2023

Junior doctors are expected to go on strike from Monday 13 March to Wednesday 15 March led by the British Medical Association. Further action is also planned on Tuesday by staff from the Hospital Consultants Specialists Association. It is expected that there will be disruption to NHS services during the three days, and we are…

9 March 2023
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“The best decision I could have made” – returning to midwifery practice

Many NHS colleagues will work at different trusts or NHS bodies over the course of their career. Some will even leave the NHS altogether for part of their working life – but many are choosing to return later in their careers. We caught up with Dr Suzanne Lee, one of our consultant midwives who rejoined…

2 March 2023
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Supporting each other at Hailsham Health Centre

Michelle Harmer is a clinical facilitator for the Hailsham primary care network. We talked to her about her team, what they do, and how they support each other. Michelle’s team provide a wide range of nursing care and support in the home and clinical setting.  The team provide ongoing support for patients with short term…

23 February 2023
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“We could have not opened without his hard work.”

Congratulations to Kheva King from the estates and facilities team at Bexhill Community Diagnostic Centre, who won Hero of the Month for going above and beyond during December’s cold weather. Kheva singlehandedly cleared the whole patient car park at the Bexhill Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) as it was extremely dangerous. He did it all by…

16 February 2023
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After trauma team – supporting recovery from life-changing injuries

Trauma patients are those that have suffered and survived some of the most severe injuries that the NHS treats. These are people who have been involved in vehicle collisions, who have been shot or stabbed or who have experienced other severe, life-changing injuries that have required serious and often complex surgery to save their lives…

9 February 2023
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“Our Jan” achieves joint runner up in national AHP awards

Jan Loose, a Therapy Assistant Practitioner in the integrated discharge team at Eastbourne, has achieved joint runner up at the recent Health Education England, ‘Celebrating inspirational AHP [Allied Health Professions] support workforce’ national awards. The awards celebrate the contributions of support workers to patient care and recognise individuals who work alongside the 14 Allied Health…

26 January 2023
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Congratulations to Glyn, our Hero of the Month!

Glyn Hards joined the trust in July 2022 and was ‘new to role’, having previously worked as a chef. He was nominated for and won our Hero of the Month award just five months’ later – well done Glyn! His nominator said: “Glyn has developed his skills so incredibly well. When Glyn arrived, he had…